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$1,000,000A Lanaudière woman purchases a million-dollar Lotto Max ticket online 15 minutes before sales close!

$1,000,000A Lanaudière woman purchases a million-dollar Lotto Max ticket online 15 minutes before sales close!

Montréal, October 19, 2020 — Lanaudière resident Linda Bergevin won a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, in the October 2 Lotto Max draw with a ticket she bought on Loto-Québec’s gaming website, lotoquebec.com


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: October 2, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal


  • Linda opened an account on lotoquebec.com  during the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • “I love it, I can buy my lottery tickets whenever I want!” the lucky winner confided. She purchased her Lotto Max ticket online 15 minutes before sales closed.
  • The next morning, she decided to check her ticket.
  • Upon seeing a slew of zeros pop up on her phone’s screen, she quickly woke up her spouse.
  • A few days later, the newly minted millionaire and her better half left Loto-Québec’s offices with her cheque, all smiles.
  • The winner says she plans to use her Maxmillions prize to pay off her mortgage and debts, and put it towards a nice comfy-cozy retirement.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and October 12, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 89 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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